Scored two frenchy chairs from one of my favorite thrift stores for $10 bucks each! YEAH!
I like how curvy they are! They're in great condition and have nice detail at the top.
After washing them down gave them two coats of primer.
Next, two coats of Annie Sloan's Old White. I love the Old White, it goes really well in my older home.
After sanding them down I noticed the wood was very "light" in tone, very little color to the wood.
Next, I used clear paste wax, followed with dark past wax. I didn't think the details were popping enough, so I decided to use my trusty..
Minwax Gel Stain, it doesn't run and very easy to work with. Went over the chairs and the sanded areas with the Walnut.
I really like how the details stand out after using the walnut stain that I didn't achieve with the dark wax. The chair on the right has Walnut stain, the left doesn't!
I haven't been able to find any fabric that I like. So I decided to make these skirts (inspiration from Miss Mustard Seed) out of a pair of duck curtains I found for $5.00.
Really happy how they turned out, and are now sitting in the dinning room.
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